ACTOR Tom Cruise jumped off a mountain for a film stunt — and apologised to a pair of hikers for ruining their peace.
Top Gun: Maverick star Tom, 60, arrived at the top of High Crag by chopper before paragliding off again.
But before launching himself from the Cumbrian fell, he paused to say sorry to Sarah and Jason Haygarth, from nearby Penrith, who had reached the 2,440ft summit by foot with their dog, Edward.
Tom, thought to be filming Mission: Impossible 7, yelled: “Sorry for disturbing your peaceful walk with all the noise — I like your dog.”
Lettings agent Sarah, 48, replied: “Are you really going to jump off there?”
Smiling Tom nodded and began running towards the edge — shouting: “See you later, folks.”
Sarah said: “He was as cool as a cucumber.”
Sales executive Jason, 46, said: “Before this the most famous person I’d ever met was Richard Madeley.
“I ended up having a wee stood next to him in the gents.
“This tops that by a country mile.”